Despite suffering the biggest loss of his career, Conor McGregor hasn’t lost his sense of humor. The Irishman announced he was retiring on social media earlier today. Obviously it’s just McGregor having some fun with his fans. Known for his business acumen, McGregor isn’t retiring before the biggest payday of his career, a UFC 200 showdown with Nate Diaz.
I have decided to retire young.
Thanks for the cheese.
Catch ya’s later.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 19, 2016
If your reaction was to this is “what?” you are in the same boat as the rest of us. McGregor’s announcement came out of nowhere and no one is sure whether to believe the message. Is it real? Is it a cruel joke? Was he hacked?
Early Tuesday morning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor made headlines as he announced his retirement from MMA ahead of his UFC 200 welterweight scrap against Nate Diaz.
While the retirement Tweet was initially regarded as a ‘troll-job’ by many, multiple sources confirmed that McGregor was serious about retiring according to Ariel Helwani.
This led to more speculation regarding the strange situation while fans waited on more info from McGregor and his team. Now, McGregor’s longtime head coach John Kavanagh has seemingly confirmed the news of McGregor’s retirement.
Well was fun while it lasted
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) April 19, 2016
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